KENYAN MPS BACK CRACKDOWN ON GRAFT!
Kenyan MPs back graft crackdown
Moody Awori denies any wrong-doing. Kenyan MPs have approved a report which implicates top ministers and civil servants in a corruption scandal. The move could lead to the prosecution of current Vice-President Moody Awori. Two months ago, Mr Awori told the Parliamentary Accounts Committee he had no knowledge of the Anglo Leasing affair and refused to step down. The scandal involved contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars being awarded to fictitious firms for items such as hi-tech passports. The scandal has already led to the resignations of former ministers Kiraitu Murungi and David Mwiraria and the sacking of Chris Murungaru.
The report calls for further investigations and prosecutions of ministers and top government officials named by former anti-graft tsar John Githongo. Mr Githongo fled to the UK and was interviewed there by members of the PAC, which includes opposition leader Uhuru Kenyatta. "The director of the anti-corruption commission should liaise with the attorney general, the police commissioner and other relevant bodies with a view to prosecuting persons who are involved in negotiations and approval of the procurement of passport-issuing equipment project," the report said.
BBC NEWS REPORT.